Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge


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Create a festive dessert that everyone will love with this Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge recipe!


This is a guest post from Sammi of Grounded & Surrounded

When it comes to Christmas I dream about peppermint and chocolate. When I discovered this recipe my heart was overjoyed. Best yet, this festive dessert is so easy, your friends and family won’t believe you didn’t spend the entire day in the kitchen. This simple fudge recipe requires less than an hour of your time. There is no boiling, no candy thermometers, and no fuss.


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There are two layers of fudge consisting of dark chocolate and white chocolate chips with crushed candy canes in between. It will definitely feel like the holidays when you are preparing to serve these bite-size squares!

This recipe also freezes very well for when you need a little holiday spirit once Christmas is over. Simply wrap the entire “slab” of fudge or individual pieces in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. The fudge will keep for up to 3 months. Happy Holidays!

It takes just a few simple ingredients for this Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge!

Here is what you need:

2-10oz bags dark chocolate chips (equivalent to 3 cups)
1-10oz bag white chocolate chips
2-14 oz cans condensed milk
½ tsp peppermint extract
¼ tsp salt
6 candy canes

Line the pan with foil for easy serving and clean up for this Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge.

Step 1: Line an 8×8 square pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray the sides and bottom of the foil.  Set aside.

Step 2 of this Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge is to mix the condensed milk and chocolate.

Step 2: Pour 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 2 bags of dark chocolate chips into a medium saucepan. Heat pan on low heat until chocolate chips are melted. Stir frequently.

Next step of the Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge is to crush the candy canes.

Step 3: While chocolate is melting, unwrap 6 candy canes and put in quart-sized Ziploc bag. Crush with rolling pin or any tool you have on hand.

What would Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge be without peppermint extract? Add this to the chocolate.

Step 4:  Remove dark chocolate mixture from heat and stir in ½ tsp peppermint extract.

Step 5 of the Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge recipe is to spread the chocolate mixture to the prepared pan and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Step 5:  Immediately spread dark chocolate mixture evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half the crushed candy canes. Set pan aside.

Mix white chocolate, condensed milk and salt for the Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge.

Step 6:  Pour white chocolate chips, ½ (7 oz) of sweetened condensed milk, and ¼ tsp salt into a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat until all chips are melted. Stir frequently.

For the next step of the Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge recipe, spread the white chocolate on top of the dark chocolate and sprinkle with more yummy candy canes!

Step 7:  Immediately spread evenly over chocolate layer. Sprinkle with remaining crushed peppermint pieces.

The last step of this Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge is to cool in the refrigerator, cut, and enjoy!

Step 8:  Put fudge in refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow fudge to harden completely before slicing and serving. Grab the edges of tin foil and pull fudge out of the pan. Cut squares of fudge on cutting board. Store in the refrigerator or freezer!

Everyone will love the festive look and delicious taste of Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge!

Sammi Ricke likes to keep things simple, delicious, Guest post from Sammi Ricke, creator of the blog Grounded & Surrounded. and nutritious in her kitchen. She enjoys the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate “just one more whole food” into every meal while leaving just enough room for life’s essentials: chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for “healthified” versions of your family’s favorite meals be sure to visit Sammi’s Grounded & Surrounded Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.

Make this Easy Peppermint Bark Fudge for the holidays. It's festive and decadent!

1 Comment

  1. December 6 at 12:01PM

    Ooo yes please! This looks so yummy!

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